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A tree for every book September 20, 2007

Filed under: Communities,Uncategorized — Kim @ 7:31 pm

I got this link recently for my Bookish Blog Links A-Z. Since I found it quite different and interesting, I decided to inform you about it. The link is to a blog called Eco Libris. According to them; “About 20 million trees are being cut down every year to produce paper for books sold in the U.S. alone.” 20 million?!

I find the claim quite interesting. I never really think about the trees that have to be cut down to make paper. Quite strange, since I am not only a book lover, but a huge fan of nature as well. And I do know paper comes from trees! I (almost) feel guilty… If you have come to the same revelation and you want to do something about your nagging guilt…

“Eco-Libris is offering book lovers an easy and affordable way to do something about it – plant one tree for every book they read.” According to their website you can “Balance out your books”, by planting 10 trees for 10 dollars. You receive a sticker (made from recycled paper, of course) for every tree you plant. You can learn more about it by clicking the links below, or read their news release here.

Click here to go to the Eco Libris blog. Or click here to go directly to the website that helps you “make up” for your reading.

 

Book ice bucket April 2, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kim @ 7:45 pm

This must be one of the strangest book gadgets I have ever posted. I would like to meet the person who thought it would be a good idea to produces these ice buckets. How do you come up with something like that, I wonder… But on the other hand, if you are in need of an ice bucket, why not pick this one? If  you are tempted, click here for more information on this product.

Book ice bucket